Showing that last season's finish in the QUBL basement - Concordia's first non-playoff season in Coach John Dore's 20 seasons as Stingers head coach - was an abberation, Concordia rallied back from an early 13 point deficit for a 77-66 home victory to advance to the Final 8 in Halifax. 6'3" Evens Laroche was instrumental in the victory with 19 points and 15 rebounds including 6 on the offensive glass, where the Stingers lived, grabbed 24 "o" boards in all.
Laval raced out to a double digit lead on the heels of a 6 for their first 9 3's effort Both teams shot poorly overall (Concordia 31%, Laval 33%) led by 6'6" Etienne Labrecque (4 for 7 3's) and 6'3" fifth-year senior J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux, playing the final game of his career. However Rouge et Or began falling in love with the 3 and could not clean up the defensive glass allowing the Stingers to come back.
Randy Phillips article in the Montreal Gazette Stingers put cellar behind them in title quest